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January 19, 2011 Launches 2011 Virtual Science Fair

To ensure that every child has the opportunity to participate in a science fair, leading website for parents hosts an online science fair contest with $6,000 in scholarship prizes.

 REDWOOD CITY, CA – January 20, 2011, the go-to website for involved parents of school-age kids, today announced it is hosting an online contest to help ensure that every child in the United States has a chance to experience the wonder of participating in a science fair.

“Developing great scientists is a responsibility we all share. It is essential to our nation’s economic growth, security, and quality of life,” says CEO, Ronald Fortune. “Schools may be responsible for teaching our kids the nuts and bolts of science, but we believe there is a lot that parents and families can do to show kids how exciting and rewarding a life of science can be. Our virtual science fair is designed to give even the youngest students - with the support of their parents - an opportunity to experience the thrill of scientific discovery.” is offering a total of $6,000 in scholarship prizes with 12 judged prizes and four “popular vote” prizes available ranging from $100 to $500 each. Judged prizes will be awarded based on originality, scientific thought, and presentation. Participants will compete against students of similar ages with grade categories defined as “Early Elementary School” (grades K-2), “Late Elementary School” (grades 3-5), “Middle School” (grades 6-8), and “High School” (grades 9-12). In addition to the scholarship prizes, winning projects will be featured on’s “Wall of Excellence” to serve as an inspiration to budding scientists across the country. All participants who complete the contest requirements will receive a personalized certificate of completion.

Participants can develop an original project or gain inspiration from the thousands of science fair project ideas available on The company recommends parents help their child choose a science fair project the student is excited about and can complete independently with minimal help from adults.

Completed project reports must be submitted on by March 31, 2011 when the projects will be judged by an expert panel of judges.  Visitors to will be able to vote on contestants’ projects until April 15, 2011, to determine the most popular projects.  All prize winners will be announced by April 30, 2011. 

An adult must complete the submission process for students under the age of 13. Additional contest information, entry instructions, and complete rules can be found on


With more than three million visitors a month, is the go-to web destination for involved parents.  Working at the crossroads where parenting and education meet, gives parents the information they need to help their kids reach their full potential and the ideas they want to make learning together fun.  From kindergarten readiness through college prep, offers parenting and education articles; high quality, educational activities, printables, and worksheets; engaging video content; a rich community experience; and a resource that provides qualitative and quantitative information about schools across the country. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms, Azure Capital Partners, TeleSoft Partners, and California Technology Ventures. For more information, please visit

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